License Committee Report for September 2005
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Fri Sep 9 05:38:47 UTC 2005
On 9/8/05, Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Russell Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com>:
> > o The board needs to revisit the three license criteria it added
> > some months ago. I have tried to apply those criteria to the OVPL,
> > and not had any support. The license-discuss membership has spoken
> > loudly and clearly that we should approve all licenses that comply
> > with the OSD. Thus, we should withdraw those criteria and if we're
> > serious about them, set about modifying the Open Source Definition.
> The license-discuss membership doesn't make policy. The Board does.
> Those criteria were approved after due deliberation by the Board for
> good strategic reasons. Anyone who is unwilling to apply them may
> recuse him or herself from the process.
Do you realize how strongly you've confirmed any qualms that people
might have about the way that the OSI is run?
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